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Auto hide taskbar not functioning properly on the second monitor

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I have enabled "Automatically hide the taskbar" and "Show taskbar on all displays". The hide taskbar feature works fine on the main display, but after initially showing the taskbar on the second display on checking the box of the above settings (or any taskbar settings) once the taskbar is hidden it doesn't pop out on moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen. I found a way around this by right clicking the bottom of the second display (that makes the taskbar popout, and "Show the desktop" option is shown). 

 

Windows Specifications:

Edition: Windows 11 Home
Version: 21H2
Installed on: ‎25-‎07-‎2021
OS build: 22000.100
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack: 421.18901.0.3

10 Replies
Can confirm, very annoying to use on second monitor
best response confirmed by burningvoid (New Contributor)
Solution
Found a magical fix. If your secondary display contains apps that were pinned to taskbar before upgrading it has that annoying behaviour.

I simply unpinned and then pinned the app again and now hidden taskbar pops up correctly on a secondary display.
Oh wow, thanks a lot for that. It works perfectly fine now.

I have been right clicking at the bottom of second screen so far to make the taskbar appear and it's really annoying.
Thank you so much for this! This issue was bugging me so bad. Hope whoever has the same issue finds this.

 @tinefol  A million thanks! This solved it also in my case.

Hi, would you please explain how to do that? I didn't have any pinned apps before upgrading, but it gives me the exact same issue as yours.
@Raresh_Popescu98 I was having the same issue as you. After I pinned an app to the taskbar and then unpinned it, the taskbar is now working properly for me. Give it a try!
I have this problem as well in build 22000.149, and I can confirm that this works. But there's a catch: You have to do this every time you either both into Windows, or restart File Explorer.

Microsoft needs to fix this problem ASAP. Apparently this gets fixed in the 22000.449 beta, but I hope it gets fixed sooner.

I am facing the same issue. Hopefully, a fix is issued soon.

thank you very much, solved!